President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Glaucoma 50th

50th Anniversary of the Wills Eye Glaucoma Service

The William and Ann Goldberg Glaucoma Service and Research Laboratories of Wills Eye is one the largest programs dedicated to glaucoma in the country. The service provides personalized, high-quality care while leading research efforts and teaching the next generation of glaucoma specialists. Patients from all walks of life and virtually all parts of the world come to the Glaucoma Service for consultation. The 2013 Wills Eye Ball, held on October 19th, celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Glaucoma Service.

To view the Glaucoma 50th Celebration video “About George Spaeth,” click here.

The view the Glaucoma 50th Celebration video at the 2013 Wills Eye Ball, click here.

To view the 2013 Wills Eye Ball – 50th Anniversary of the Glaucoma Service Program Book, click here.

Ann and George L. Spaeth, M.D. Glaucoma Fund

Funds raised by the 2013 Wills Eye Ball benefitted the Ann and George L. Spaeth, M.D. Glaucoma Fund, established in recognition of the Spaeths’ distinguished leadership at Wills Eye Hospital and in the community. The fund advances clinical and translational research that will yield improved and new treatment options for people with glaucoma. The fund fosters research performed by faculty and fellows in the Wills Eye Glaucoma Service and by Wills Eye residents interested in the subspecialty of glaucoma.It also will sponsor former glaucoma fellows returning to Wills as guest speakers for annual clinical updates and support community education and outreach activities. Gifts to the fund help sustain our efforts to prevent blindness and improve sight for countless individuals who come to Wills from around the world.